Freja and the False Prophecy download is a metroidvania production, developed by the independent studio Unsigned Double Collective. Among the sources of inspiration for their work developers mention such games as Ori and the Blind Forest, Hollow Knight, Salt and Sanctuary or even Dark Souls.
Freya and the False Prophecy takes us on a journey to a fantastic land of Norse mythology. During the game, we play as the titular warrior – Freya – returning home from the war expedition. During the storm, her ship crashes on the rocks, dragging both the crew and the treasures she had accumulated to the bottom.
The miraculously saved woman wakes up on the shores of her native land but quickly discovers that she has fallen victim to a mysterious disease. Convinced that the gods are involved and armed only with an axe and a shield, Freya sets off on a long and dangerous journey through nine realms. Along the way, she encounters not only enemies but also a number of friendly characters, such as the wanderer Stigandr, the artist Eira, and some deities.
In Freya and the False Prophecy players observe the action from the side perspective. While playing, we get to explore Midgard, Asgard and Vanaheim (both home to the gods), Jotunheim (controlled by giants), Svartalfheim (the realm of the dwarves), Alfheim (the domain of the elves), Muspelheim (the land of fire), Niflheim (the lang of fog), and Helheim (the land of the dead). It is worth remembering that in order to gain access to many places, a Freya must first acquire a specific skill or a piece of equipment .
As we travel through consecutive locations, we not only avoid traps, jump over chasms or solve environmental riddles, but also face numerous adversaries. During the duels, we must skillfully use the protagonist's combat skills as well as demonstrate reflex and perception in order to avoid attacks and mount rapid counterattacks (this applies especially to battles with powerful bosses). As we progress, we increase the combat potential of the protagonist, gaining new skills and equipment.
Freya and the False Prophecy only allows you to play alone. Players for whom the default difficulty level is too high can start the adventure in a much easier Story Mode.
Freja and the False Prophecy download has two-dimensional, hand-drawn visuals. The dedicated soundtrack was written by a South African composer – Martinique du Toit.